Thursday, July 15, 2010

Daily Roundup (today's): UFCW endorses Prop 19; Medical Marijuana Inc. Rents Pontiac Silverdome

By David Downs
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 1:35 PM

1. The 200,000 strong United Food and Commercial Workers, Western States Council (UFCW WSC) came out in support of Prop 19, further blurring party lines on the issue after U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein voiced her opposition. Feinstein suggests if Prop 19 passes employers will have to permit workers peddling pot candy bars at the office, and Prop 19 will prevent bus and trucking companies from requiring their drivers to be drug-free. Proponents say she's lying. Peter Hecht with the SacBee has Feinstein's full argument. ... 2. The tarnished, defunct Pontiac Silverdome (capacity 80,000) in Michigan has been rented out to Medical Marijuana Inc for "the largest cannabis/wellness event ever held in the Midwest." The Silverdome, built for $55.7 million in taxpayer money 35 years ago, sold for $583,000 last November. Go, Lions! More news after the jump.

3. Thousands of pounds of marijuana discovered hidden inside Los Angeles railroad tanker, CBS reports. [via High Times]

4. Sacramento council puts pot tax on the November ballot, SacBee reports.

5. Amid legal threats to existing dispensaries, the City of Richmond dispensary ordinance goes before its council Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., ASA reports. [via MAP]

6. Next Tuesday, the full Oakland City Council will hear the city's first-ever municipal large-scale pot farm regulations. The rules push growers into two camps those under 96 square feet and four permitted large-scale enterprises.

7. And super-producer Diplo releases new track “Stop N Go” for PRGz (Paper Route Gangstaz), the first collaborations since 2008, when the two remixed "Life, Cars, Money, Drugs" into an instant dirty South trap classic. [via XXL]

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